UM

University of Miami

1320 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, United States
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  • Total Documents
    6,179
  • Class Notes
    3,940
  • Textbook Notes
    968
  • Study Guides
    1,269
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,207
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,591

Overview of University of Miami (UM)

About this school

The University of Miami, founded in 1925, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 260-acre main campus is located in Coral Gables, four miles south of downtown Miami.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:10,832
    • Men:5,169 Men (47.7%)
    • Women:5,663 Women (52.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (UM)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Miami is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 248025
City, State, Zip
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Phone
(305) 284-4323
Fax
(305) 284-2507
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
January 1, March 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
February 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
College transcript(s) and statement of good standing from prior institution(s), auditions for selected academic programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 30,634 applicants were admitted
Women
35% of 16,463 applicants were admitted
Men
37% of 14,171 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,837 (26%) of 10,936 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,507 (26%) of 5,715 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,330 (25%) of 5,221 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
666 average |610-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
38%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
17%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
24%
• Score 600 - 700
57%
• Score 500 - 600
17%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |28-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
56%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
5%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UM)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $48,484 (73.16%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,666 (20.62%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.51%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,124 (4.71%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Miami accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1 | Final deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001536
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,279 (62.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
914 (71.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
901 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
670 (74.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$46,432
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 709 (78.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,486
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 602 (66.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,241
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 466 (51.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
621 (30.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,482

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,292 (52.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,252 (80.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,195 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,495 (83.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$45,111
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,410 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,853
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,999 (71.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,143
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,829 (43.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,908 (28.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,825

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
35%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,000
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,086

Academics & Instruction (UM)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,115

Part-Time Faculty


499

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


61%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,918,158
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Miami provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


72.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


82.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


84.0%

Programs & Majors (UM)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (185)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Community Psychology
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Toxicology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, Law

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (84)


  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geophysics
  • Graphic Design
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Geology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Real Estate
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Taxation
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Urban Design
  • Writing

Campus Life (UM)

Location & Geography

Population


49,631

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Miami

Campus Size


239 acres

Weather


Temperature
59.2 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
131 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Coral Gables
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Miami

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


39% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


61%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ibis --Sebastian
School Colors
Orange and green

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Miami offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, hurricane productions, federation of club sports, association of greek letter organizations, panhellenic council, scuba club

Sororities


18% of women participate

Fraternities


21% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


10,216

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
10,832
Women
5,663
Men
5,169

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.3% Asian
  • 9.6% Black/African-American
  • 26.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 49.2% White
  • 4.3% Unknown

International Students


14.3% from 102 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


6,171

Student Resources (UM)

Study resources